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Amph "We Must Stand Together:" The DC Extended Universe

Discussion in 'Community' started by Lazy Storm Trooper, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    DC Cinematic Universe & DC Film/TV Discussion Threads Index

    DC Cinematic Universe (DCU):
    Film:
    -Man of Steel
    -Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
    -Suicide Squad
    -Wonder Woman
    -Justice League

    TV:
    -Arrow (CW)
    -Constantine (Fox)
    -The Flash (CW)
    -Gotham (Fox)
    -Legends of Tomorrow (CW)
    -Supergirl (CW/CBS)

    Non-DCU DC Films:
    -The Dark Knight Rises (and general Batman discussion)
    -Green Lantern

    Misc DC Threads:
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    After watching Marvel's sucess with their Movie Universe, DC comics and Warner Bros. have decided to create their own cinematic universe. Starting with the Man of Steel flick that came out last month (June 2013). Man of Steel 2 is already in the works along with a Justice League movie. Also at SDCC 2013 Warner Bros. will be announcing the first slate of stand-alone movies set in the universe.

    Some topics for discussion:

    -Will CW's Arrow TV series and/or the recent Green Lantern movie be incorporated inth the DCCU?

    -What comic arcs should used as future plots for movies?

    -What should be the first phase of DCCU movies include?

    -Who should be the villian be for the first Justice League movie?

    -If Arrow is included what other TV shows should be made?

    -What do you think of the Dark Knight trilogy not being included?

    -Should there be video games independent of the movies in the universe?

    May the Force be with you all and have a wonderful day or night.
     
  2. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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  3. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    Their movies are bad* and they should feel bad.

    * Except The Dark Knight and Batman Begins
     
  4. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Doesn't Arrow take place in the Smallville universe?
     
  5. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    No, it does not. Right now Arrow is in its own universe.
     
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  6. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    That would imply there is cohesion in the property! ;)
     
  7. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Ah. All this time I thought it was a spin-off.
     
  8. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    KATE BECKINSALE AS WONDER WOMANS.
     
  9. Debo

    Debo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Superman should fight Muhammad Ali in one of those films.
     
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  10. Merlin_Ambrosius69

    Merlin_Ambrosius69 Jedi Master star 5

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    Evidence or it never happened. :D

    No, stuff with "Green" in the title is apparently box office poison. Arrow has a nice, violent TV show with decent ratings and to preserve its success they're not going to put him in the JLA movie. Lantern's movie tanked largely because the concept works well in comics and animation, but is patently absurd when realized photorealistically with live actors.

    I think the JLA: DOOM movie based on Mark Waid's Tower of Babel series would be a terrific way to introduce various heroes and villains, who then proceed to try to destroy or otherwise stop each other. Limit the heroes to Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Cyborg. (Hold back John Jones for sequels.) Some might consider five heroes vs. five villains overkill, but I think if handled well it could work.

    None. That's Marvel's formula and doesn't necessarily translate to DC. They should go MOS--->MOS2--->JLA--->MOS3.

    Metallo, Joker, Cheetah, Mirror Master, and Vandal Savage.

    I'd love to see any number of DC Hero shows. A new Flash and Martian Manhunter would top my list.

    Who says it's not? Fan speculation. MOS totally works inside the DK universe.

    No comment and you have a lovely day/night/mid-morning of Force-wielding as well.
     
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  11. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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  12. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    I just watched Doom recently and the way it handles a team of heroes does not inspire much trust. All of the characters have not only their parts downplayed significantly, but also their powers. If that's what a future JL movie would be, no thanks.
     
  13. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Plastic Man XXX rated feature or gt*o!
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  14. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Um, Merlin? MOS doesn't just work inside the DK universe; it's in the universe.
     
  15. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    More awesome films like The Dark Knight Trilogy and MOS for DC
     
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  16. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    That's part of the problem, no? The Dark Knight trilogy didn't lend itself to having someone of Superman's power sitting around without a LOT of handwaving. Unless you think MoS takes place after TDKR, which would omit the chance of a Christian Bale Batman...

    There's no real cohesion to the plan, other than some nice, geeky references and name drops.

    In Superman Returns they actually specifically made the attempt to show the Gotham chase and say "thing have gotten worse since you left" -- but in The Avengers there's no one like that sitting around. Thor was offworld, by design. Stark and Rhodey sort of cover some of why Rhodey didn't show up in NYC... :)
     
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  17. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    GUYS I HOPE BRAINIAC IS THE VILLIANS AND HE WORKS WITH LEX LUTHOR BECAUSE I LIKE BRIANIAC
     
  18. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Why weren't they all around in Iron Man 3?
     
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  19. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    I'm kidding!

    I understand they're fiction.
     
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  20. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    They were sleeping.
     
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  21. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    But who would it be?

    The only options were Cap and Hulk (Thor is offworld and SHIELD was shown to be involved). Hulk isn't viable, so only Cap who may be on a mission in the Middle East for all we know (like Rhodey was!)...

    But yes, they're obviously fiction and Marvel is clearly taking the comic-book approach -- which I think will serve them well in the long-term -- rather than the "realistic" approach which doesn't' work when you mix people like Batman and Superman in power levels.
     
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  22. Juliet316

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    Not this one. It's a touch darker reboot than the Smallville Arrow, more in the vein of the CW's Vampire Diaries and Supernatural.
     
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  23. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    I will admit that Green Lantern is one of my guilty pleasures. I kinda liked it and hoped they would make a sequel.
     
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  24. Rox

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    I did too. But I like Ryan Reynolds, I think he is pretty funny. I liked the way he portrayed the character. They were clearly going for the same vibe that Iron Man set but were second fiddle to RDJ's Tony Stark.
     
  25. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I had a fun time when I saw while hating it with a flaming passion that burns the fuel of a thousand suns. Mark Strong was so underutilized in that one.